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PTSD Criterion A1 events: A literature-based categorization

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  • Mariana Pires Luz,

    Corresponding author
    1. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
    Current affiliation:
    1. Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
    • Rua Desenhista Luiz Guimarães, 70, bl.1 ap.606, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil 22793-261
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  • Mauro Mendlowicz,

    1. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Universidade Federal Fluminense
    Current affiliation:
    1. Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, and Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Universidade Federal Fluminense
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  • Carla Marques-Portella,

    1. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
    Current affiliation:
    1. Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
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  • Sonia Gleiser,

    1. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
    Current affiliation:
    1. Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
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  • William Berger,

    1. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and University of California, San Francisco
    Current affiliation:
    1. Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, and Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
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  • Thomas C. Neylan,

    1. University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Current affiliation:
    1. Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco and Psychiatry Service, San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
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  • Evandro S. F. Coutinho,

    1. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública
    Current affiliation:
    1. Department of Epidemiology, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública
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  • Ivan Figueira

    1. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
    Current affiliation:
    1. Institute of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
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  • We would like to thank Dr. Mariana Cabizuca and Dr. Adriana Fiszman for their contribution to this study. This work was supported by CNPq (Nacional Research Council)–Federal Government of Brazil, FAPERJ–Programa de Apoio ás Instituições de Ensino e Pesquisa (Projeto E-6/110.324/2007) and Confederação Nacional do Comércio.

Abstract

Thirty years after creation of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis, its literature could still benefit from standardization of traumatic events. The authors report the type and frequency of traumatic events found in the mainstream PTSD literature using a bibliometric approach, and propose a categorization based on the terms used for their description. Articles containing [ptsd OR “stress disorder*”] in the title field found in the ISI/Thompson Reuters (Philadelphia, PA) 1991–2006 database were classified according to the event studied. The authors describe each event's absolute and proportional figures, and construct a categorization of the events. The bibliometric analysis of PTSD literature is helpful in planning research, and the proposed categorization may represent an advance toward the standardization of traumatic events.

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